The Tavitian Foundation with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy announce an Advanced Training Certificate Program in: Public Policy & Public Administration
Open to: up to 15 qualified Armenian citizens with a minimum of 4 years work experience on issues of public policy and public administration from Armenian Ministries and other government bodies. No particular academic background is required, but individuals demonstrating an academic understanding of the subject field will be given a preference in the selection process.
Duration: approximately 5 months: on/around January 2018 – June 2018
Location: Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Medford, Massachusetts, USA)
Details: This graduate education training program provides an intensive academic approach to public policy and public administration studies. Courses will be led by senior Fletcher School faculty. Participants will also meet in working groups to examine problems, formulate proposals and conclusions of their own.
Candidates should have a sound knowledge of English as no interpretation will be provided. A Certificate will be awarded by the Fletcher School to those students who have successfully completed the assigned material on the basis of the program director's recommendation.
Requirement: All participants are required to return to Armenia upon completion of this program to serve in their professional capacity with the government for a minimum period of two years.
Application Procedures: Each applicant must submit in English to FletcherTavitian@aol.com the following materials by Monday, June 26, 2017:
- 1 letter of recommendation from an individual familiar with their work;
- a statement of purpose of no more than 250 words outlining the candidate’s specific interests in the course.
Select applicants will be called to participate in an English language exam based on a competitive screening of applications (including inter alia quality and duration of work experience(s), academic preparation, strength of recommendation, clarity of focus and interest in the program as evidenced by the statement of purpose, etc.).
A paper-based English examination will be administered to select applicants on Saturday, July 1, 2017 for individuals who do not already possess an official English language exam score. Individual interviews will be offered in the month of July. Successful candidates will be notified of their acceptance by end of August with academic preparation courses beginning in October 2017 in Yerevan.
Additional Notes: The Tavitian Foundation will provide funding for the reasonable living expenses, including roundtrip airfare, visa, housing, monthly stipend, tuition and university fees, laptop computer, books, and Tufts University health insurance.
Please see attached a sample draft course schedule and http://fletcher.tufts.edu for information about the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. Courses are subject to change based on faculty availability.